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Rescue dogs help PTSD veterans reduce anxiety

A Sussex Police sergeant has set up a programme to train rescue dogs to support Army veterans and former emergency service workers suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Sgt Garry Botterill's charity, Service Dogs UK, says the animals can help reduce anxiety in people who have PTSD and decrease "startle responses".

The charity is hoping the scheme will be rolled out across the UK eventually.

  • 02 Jun 2016